Posted by: henrymcghie | August 30, 2013

Lichens urban naturalist

Urban Naturalist Saturday 31 August, 2-4pm
When the industrial revolution hit Manchester, the negative environmental effects meant that many of the Lichen species died out. This was because they could not survive in the heavily polluted air. Lichens are a symbiotic relationship formed from Alga and Fungi, now we can see their return to the streets of Manchester as a great sign of the improvements to our air quality! Join artist Jo Keogh in the Herbarium to wonder at the fantastic collection, share her enthusiasm with Lichens and the importance of collecting and preserving samples.
Book on 0161 275 2648 or museum@manchester.ac.uk, £3
 
If you can’t make this, there are lichens on display in ‘Nature’s Library’, above Living Worlds.
 
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